Information for guided chronic disease self-management in community settings

Soar, Jeffrey and Wang, Szu-Yao (2009) Information for guided chronic disease self-management in community settings. In: Health Infomatics Conference 2009: Frontiers of Health Informatics - Redefining Healthcare (HIC 2009), 19-21 Aug 2009, Canberra, Australia.

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The World Health Organisation’s framework for innovative care of chronic diseases identifies self-management support as part of the building blocks for effective health care organisations (World Health Organisation, 2002). This project reports on initial research involving interviewing key stakeholders on attitudes to Guided Chronic Disease Self Management (GCDSM) as a step towards developing an information architecture to support guided patient self-management of chronic disease.

Few chronic disease sufferers are provided with care plans and there are few means for monitoring compliance. Self-management programmes that exist tend to be focused on specific diseases with no common information architecture and few means of sharing information across carers and between clinicians, carers, patients and their families. As patients age and accumulate co-morbidities they need to interact with the various different means that information providers have to assist them. This research-in-progress aims to identify requirements for a generic architecture for chronic disease guided self-management to assist the elderly in particular in accessing often critical information in a timely and targeted way to assist self-care.
To date consultations have been held with key stakeholder organisations and is reported here. Further research will involve patients, their carers and families.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publsiher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2010 23:53
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: chronic illness; self-management; information systems
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods

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